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Learn Resistance Flexibility 1.0: The Revolutionary Method for Becoming Flexible in All Ways (PDF Download)



Resistance Flexibility 1.0: Becoming Flexible In All Ways




Flexibility is often overlooked as a component of fitness, but it is essential for optimal health and performance. Flexibility refers to the ability of your muscles and joints to move through their full range of motion without pain or restriction. It can improve your posture, prevent injuries, enhance your athletic skills, and reduce stress.




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However, not all types of stretching are equally effective for improving flexibility. In fact, some common stretching methods may actually do more harm than good by overstretching your muscles, weakening your joints, or causing pain. That's why you need to learn about resistance flexibility, a revolutionary way of stretching that can transform your body and mind.


In this article, you will discover what resistance flexibility is, how it differs from traditional stretching, and what benefits it can offer you. You will also learn how to practice resistance flexibility with simple exercises that you can do at home or anywhere else. By the end of this article, you will have a better understanding of how to become flexible in all ways.


What is resistance flexibility and why is it important?




Resistance flexibility is a type of stretching that involves contracting your muscles while lengthening them. This is the natural way that muscles stretch, as opposed to passive stretching where you relax your muscles and let an external force pull them.


Resistance flexibility was developed by Bob Cooley, who discovered this technique after surviving a car accident that left him with severe injuries. He found that by resisting while stretching, he was able to heal his body faster and achieve greater levels of flexibility than ever before.


Resistance flexibility is based on the idea that each muscle group has a specific function and personality that affects your physical and mental health. By stretching each muscle group in a certain way, you can improve not only your flexibility but also your strength, balance, coordination, endurance, speed, accuracy, power, stability, and agility. You can also enhance your emotional well-being, psychological traits, spiritual awareness, and interpersonal relationships.


The difference between resistance flexibility and traditional stretching




There are several key differences between resistance flexibility and traditional stretching that make the former more effective and beneficial. Here are some of them:



  • Resistance flexibility produces immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility, while traditional stretching only provides temporary changes that may revert back to normal after a few hours or days.



  • Resistance flexibility takes the pain out of stretching by allowing you to control the intensity and duration of the stretch. Traditional stretching can cause pain by overstretching your muscles or putting too much pressure on your joints.



  • Resistance flexibility protects you from injuring yourself by overstretching by strengthening your muscles and joints at the same time. Traditional stretching can weaken your muscles and joints by reducing their tension and stability.



  • Resistance flexibility improves your performance in various physical activities by enhancing your biomechanical efficiency and neuromuscular control. Traditional stretching may impair your performance by decreasing your muscle power and coordination.



  • Resistance flexibility offers physiological and psychological benefits that are specific to each muscle group. Traditional stretching does not take into account the individual characteristics and functions of each muscle group.



The benefits of resistance flexibility for physical and mental health




As you can see, resistance flexibility can offer you many advantages over traditional stretching. But what exactly are the benefits of resistance flexibility for your physical and mental health? Here are some examples:



  • Resistance flexibility can improve your posture by correcting the alignment of your bones and joints. This can reduce chronic pain, prevent injuries, and enhance your appearance.



  • Resistance flexibility can increase your blood circulation by stimulating your cardiovascular system and lymphatic system. This can boost your immune system, detoxify your body, and improve your skin health.



  • Resistance flexibility can balance your hormones by regulating your endocrine system and nervous system. This can affect your mood, energy, sleep, appetite, metabolism, and reproductive health.



  • Resistance flexibility can release tension and stress by relaxing your muscles and mind. This can lower your blood pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels, and increase your serotonin and dopamine levels.



  • Resistance flexibility can enhance your creativity and intelligence by stimulating your brain and nervous system. This can improve your memory, learning, problem-solving, and communication skills.



  • Resistance flexibility can elevate your consciousness and spirituality by awakening your intuition and awareness. This can help you discover your purpose, values, and beliefs.



How to practice resistance flexibility




Now that you know what resistance flexibility is and why it is important, you may be wondering how to practice it. The good news is that resistance flexibility is easy to learn and apply. You don't need any special equipment or a lot of time or space. All you need is a willingness to try something new and a desire to improve yourself.


Here are some basic principles of resistance flexibility that you should keep in mind:


The basic principles of resistance flexibility





  • Always warm up before doing resistance flexibility exercises. A warm-up will increase the temperature of your muscles and prepare them for stretching. You can do any type of cardiovascular activity for 10 minutes, such as walking, jogging, cycling, or skipping.



  • Always contract the muscle that you are stretching while lengthening it. This will create resistance that will deepen the stretch and increase the flexibility. You can use your own body weight, a partner, or a resistance band to create resistance.



  • Always breathe deeply and rhythmically while doing resistance flexibility exercises. Breathing will help you relax your muscles and mind, and oxygenate your blood. You should inhale as you contract the muscle, and exhale as you lengthen it.



  • Always stretch both sides of your body equally. This will ensure that you maintain a balance between your left and right sides, and avoid developing asymmetries or compensations. You should also stretch the opposing muscle groups to avoid creating imbalances or tensions.



  • Always listen to your body and adjust the intensity and duration of the stretch according to your needs. You should feel a gentle stretch in the muscle, but not pain or discomfort. If you feel any pain or discomfort, stop the stretch immediately and consult a doctor or a qualified instructor.



The 16 muscle groups and their corresponding stretches




According to Bob Cooley, there are 16 major muscle groups in the human body that correspond to different aspects of physical and mental health. Each muscle group has a specific function and personality that affects how you move, think, feel, and relate to others.


By stretching each muscle group in a certain way, you can improve its function and personality, as well as its flexibility and strength. Here are the 16 muscle groups and their corresponding stretches:



Muscle groupFunctionPersonalityStretch


Gastrocnemius/Soleus (calf)Absorption of shock from ground contactSafety/securitySitting on the floor with one leg straight and one leg bent at the knee, loop a resistance band around the ball of the straight foot. Pull the band towards you while pushing the foot away from you.


Biceps Femoris (hamstring)Bending the kneeHonesty/integrityLying on the floor with one leg straight and one leg bent at the knee, loop a resistance band around the heel of the straight leg. Pull the band towards you while pushing the heel away from you.


Adductors (inner thigh)Drawing the legs togetherCourage/braverySitting on the floor with both legs straight and wide apart loop a resistance band around your ankles. Pull the band towards you while pushing your legs away from you.


Tensor Fascia Latae (outer hip)Stabilizing the pelvisSelf-respect/self-esteemLying on your side with your bottom leg straight and your top leg bent at the knee, loop a resistance band around your bottom foot. Pull the band towards you while pushing your foot away from you.


Rectus Femoris (quadriceps)Straightening the kneeSelf-confidence/self-worthLying on your stomach with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around one foot. Pull the band towards you while pushing your foot away from you.


Psoas (hip flexor)Lifting the legSelf-love/self-careLying on your back with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around one foot. Pull the band towards you while pushing your foot away from you.


Gluteus Maximus (buttocks)Extending the hipGenerosity/kindnessLying on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor, loop a resistance band around your thighs just above your knees. Push your knees out against the band while lifting your hips off the floor.


Piriformis (deep buttocks)Rotating the hip outwardForgiveness/compassionSitting on the floor with both legs straight, cross one leg over the other and place your foot flat on the floor. Loop a resistance band around your crossed ankle. Pull the band towards you while pushing your ankle away from you.


Sartorius (inner thigh)Bending and rotating the hip and kneeCreativity/imaginationLying on your back with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around one foot. Pull the band towards you while pushing your foot away from you. Then, move your leg across your body and slightly bend your knee.


Iliotibial Band (outer thigh)Stabilizing the kneeDetermination/willpowerLying on your side with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around both ankles. Lift your top leg up and slightly back while pushing against the band.


Vastus Lateralis (outer quadriceps)Straightening and rotating the knee outwardIndependence/autonomyLying on your side with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around both ankles. Lift your top leg up and slightly forward while pushing against the band.


Vastus Medialis (inner quadriceps)Straightening and rotating the knee inwardCooperation/teamworkLying on your back with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around both ankles. Lift one leg up and slightly across your body while pushing against the band.


Vastus Intermedius (middle quadriceps)Straightening the kneeMotivation/driveLying on your back with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around both ankles. Lift one leg up and keep it in line with your body while pushing against the band.


Rectus Abdominis (abdomen)Bending the spine forwardDiscipline/responsibilityLying on your back with both knees bent and feet flat on the floor, loop a resistance band around your hands and hold it behind your head. Curl your upper body up while pulling the band forward and pushing your head back.


Erector Spinae (lower back)Bending and extending the spineFlexibility/adaptabilityLying on your stomach with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around your feet and hold it in your hands. Lift your chest and legs off the floor while pulling the band towards you and pushing your feet away from you.


Latissimus Dorsi (upper back)Pulling the arm down and backStrength/powerSitting on the floor with both legs straight, loop a resistance band around a sturdy object in front of you and hold it in your hands. Pull the band towards you while pushing your chest forward and squeezing your shoulder blades together.


Trapezius (neck and shoulders)Lifting and rotating the shouldersRelaxation/calmnessSitting or standing with your back straight, loop a resistance band around your hands and hold it in front of you at shoulder level. Pull the band apart while lifting your shoulders up and rotating them back.


Pectoralis Major (chest)Pushing the arm forward and acrossConfidence/assertivenessStanding with your back straight, loop a resistance band around a sturdy object behind you and hold it in your hands. Push the band forward and across your body while opening your chest and squeezing your arms together.


Deltoids (shoulders)Lifting the arm up and to the sideOptimism/positivityStanding with your back straight, loop a resistance band around your feet and hold it in your hands. Lift your arms up and to the side while pushing against the band.


Biceps Brachii (upper arm)Bending the elbowCourage/braveryStanding with your back straight, loop a resistance band around one foot and hold it in one hand. Bend your elbow and curl your arm up while pulling the band towards you.


Triceps Brachii (upper arm)Straightening the elbowDetermination/willpowerStanding with your back straight, loop a resistance band around one hand and hold it behind your head. Straighten your elbow and extend your arm up while pushing the band away from you.


The best time and frequency to do resistance flexibility




There is no definitive answer to when and how often you should do resistance flexibility exercises, as it may depend on your personal goals, preferences, and schedule. However, here are some general guidelines that you can follow:



  • The best time to do resistance flexibility exercises is after a workout or any physical activity that warms up your muscles. This will allow you to stretch more effectively and safely, as well as prevent muscle soreness and stiffness.



  • You can also do resistance flexibility exercises on rest days or any time you feel tight or tense. This will help you maintain or improve your flexibility, as well as relax your muscles and mind.



  • You should aim to do resistance flexibility exercises at least two to three times a week, but you can do them more often if you want to see faster or greater results. You can also vary the intensity and duration of the exercises depending on how you feel.



  • You should stretch each muscle group for at least 15 to 30 seconds, but you can hold the stretch longer if you want to deepen it. You should also repeat each stretch two to three times, or more if needed.



  • You should always listen to your body and adjust the exercises according to your needs. You should not force yourself to stretch beyond your comfort level, or ignore any pain or discomfort. If you have any medical conditions or injuries, consult a doctor or a qualified instructor before doing resistance flexibility exercises.



Resistance flexibility exercises for beginners




If you are new to resistance flexibility, you may want to start with some simple exercises that will help you get familiar with the technique and feel its benefits. Here are some examples of resistance flexibility exercises for beginners that you can try at home or anywhere else:


A warm-up routine with resistance bands




A warm-up routine with resistance bands is a great way to prepare your muscles for stretching and prevent injuries. Resistance bands are elastic bands that come in different colors, sizes, and levels of resistance. They are inexpensive, portable, and versatile tools that can help you create resistance for any muscle group.


Here is an example of a warm-up routine with resistance bands that you can do before doing resistance flexibility exercises:



  • Do 10 minutes of light cardio activity, such as walking, jogging, cycling, or skipping. This will increase your heart rate and blood flow to your muscles.



  • Do 10 band over and backs. Stand up straight and pull your shoulders back and down. Grasp the exercise band in each hand and stretch your arms out to the sides. Move the resistance band up over your head and behind you, always maintaining tension on the band. Then move the band up and back over your head again until your hands are where you started.



  • Do 10 vertical band pull aparts. Stand up straight and pull your shoulders back and down. Grasp the exercise band in each hand and stretch your arms out in front of you at shoulder level. Pull the band apart while lifting your arms up over your head. Then bring the band back together in front of you.



  • Do 10 horizontal pull aparts. Stand up straight and pull your shoulders back and down. Grasp the exercise band in each hand and stretch your arms out in front of you at shoulder level. Pull the band apart while bringing your arms back to your sides. Then bring the band back together in front of you.



A full-body resistance flexibility routine with examples




A full-body resistance flexibility routine with examples is a great way to stretch all your major muscle groups and improve your physical and mental health. You can use the 16 muscle groups and their corresponding stretches that we mentioned earlier, or you can choose some of the following exercises that target multiple muscles at once:



  • Band squat. Stand on the middle of a resistance band with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold the ends of the band in each hand and bring them up to your shoulders. Squat down as low as you can while keeping your chest up and your knees behind your toes. Push through your heels to stand up while contracting your glutes and quads.



  • Overhead press. Stand on one end of a resistance band with one foot and hold the other end in one hand. Pull the resistance band up so the top reaches above your shoulder, with the band resting on the back of your arm (just like in your band squat). While holding the band with palms faced forward, press your arms upward as you would in a normal overhead press. Keep your vision forward during the press. Reverse to bring the band back down.



  • Band deadlift. Stand on the middle of a resistance band with your feet hip-width apart. Hold the ends of the band in each hand and hinge at your hips to lower your torso until it is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight and your core engaged. Squeeze your glutes and hamstrings to lift your torso back up while keeping tension on the band.



  • Arm row. Loop a resistance band around a sturdy object at chest level and hold it in both hands. Step back until there is tension on the band and assume a staggered stance with one foot in front of the other. Keep your back straight and your core engaged. Pull the band towards you while squeezing your shoulder blades together. Pause for a second, then return to the starting position.



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